The surface of Greenland’s ice sheet could lose more mass than it gains by 2055, a new study says

The surface of Greenland’s ice sheet could lose more mass than...

If global warming continues unabated, the surface of the Greenland ice sheet may start losing more mass than it gains every year by 2055,...
Researchers recommend a warning system for Greenland hamlets flooded by 2017 tsunami

Researchers recommend a warning system for Greenland hamlets flooded by 2017...

The calculations are highly uncertain, but the recommendation is clear: A warning system could spell the difference between life and death for residents of...
How a US Arctic research initiative is pushing to connect science with Arctic communities

How a US Arctic research initiative is pushing to connect science...

A major U.S. research effort focused on the impacts of rapid climate change in the Arctic is boosting its efforts to connect the science...
Russian oil companies seek to soften environmental law ahead of a big push into the Arctic

Russian oil companies seek to soften environmental law ahead of a...

Russian oil and gas companies Rosneft, Gazprom Neft and Lukoil have been pushing on the federal government for softer environmental regulations in the Arctic....
Northern Norway battery maker plans new factory, New York stock listing

Northern Norway battery maker plans new factory, New York stock listing

  FREYR Battery, Norwegian company aims at becoming one of Europe’s largest battery cell suppliers, announced on Friday it had entered into a business agreement...
Fossil fuels and positive effects of climate change top Russia’s new Arctic priorities, says ambassador

Fossil fuels and positive effects of climate change top Russia’s new...

Tax benefits for hydrocarbon extractors and a customs duty regime that benefits domestic investors are de facto turning the Russian Arctic into the world’s...
How two stretches of road in Arctic Norway and Finland are paving the way for safer driving

How two stretches of road in Arctic Norway and Finland are...

The next — or perhaps the first — time you allow your self-driving car to get you to your destination, you may be able...
Thawing permafrost is full of ice-forming particles that could get into atmosphere

Thawing permafrost is full of ice-forming particles that could get into...

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Permafrost — frozen soil in the far north — is thawing, releasing...
Critics of Nunavut mine expansion question Baffinland’s regard for Inuit traditional knowledge

Critics of Nunavut mine expansion question Baffinland’s regard for Inuit traditional...

Critics of Baffinland Iron Mines’ proposed Mary River mine expansion questioned the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability and integration of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, or traditional...
Why the coldest town in Finland is to bidding to host the 2032 Summer Games

Why the coldest town in Finland is to bidding to host...

Salla, the self-proclaimed coldest town in Finnish Lapland, announced on Tuesday that it will bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics as part of...